Reference Sources on the Presidency

The American presidency : a historical bibliography. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-Clio Information Services, 1984.

Cohen, Norman S. The American presidents : an annotated bibliography. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 1989.

Davison, Kenneth E. The American presidency : a guide to information sources. Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1983.

Goehlert, Robert and Fenton S. Martin. The presidency : a research guide. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-Clio Information Services, 1985.

_____________. How to research the presidency. Washington : Congressional Quarterly, 1996.

Graff, Henry F. (Henry Franklin), ed. The presidents : a reference history. 3rd ed. New York : Charles Scribner’s Sons : Thomson/Gale, 2002. liii, 817 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.

Greenstein, Fred I, Larry Berman, Alvin S. Felzenberg et al. Evolution of the modern presidency : a bibliographical survey. Washington : American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1977.

Martin, Fenton S. and Robert Goehlert. American presidents : a bibliography. Washington, D.C. : Congressional Quarterly, 1987.

Mathis, William S., ed. Presidency of the United States : history, analyses, bibliography. New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2002. vi, 212 p. ; 26 cm.

Sisung, Kelle S.; Raffaelle, Gerda-Ann, eds. Presidential administration profiles for students. Kelle S. Sisung, senior editor; Gerda-Ann Raffaelle, editor. Detroit : Gale Group, c2000. xlii, 687 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.

General Books about the American Presidency

Abbott, Philip. The challenge of the American presidency. Prospect Heights, Ill. : Waveland Press, c2004. viii, 296 p. ; 23 cm.

Abbott, Philip. The exemplary presidency : Franklin D. Roosevelt and the American political tradition. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c1990. xi, 233 p. ; 24 cm.

Abbott, Philip. Strong presidents : a theory of leadership. 1st ed. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c1996. x, 281 p. ; 23 cm.

Andrew, Christopher M. For the president’s eyes only : secret intelligence and the American presidency from Washington to Bush. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1995. xii, 660 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Introduction: the president and intelligence — From George Washington to the twentieth century — The First World War and after: from Woodrow Wilson to Herbert Hoover — Franklin D. Roosevelt: the path to Pearl Harbor — Roosevelt at war (1941-1945) — Harry S. Truman (1945-1953) — Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) — John F. Kennedy (1961-1963) — Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969) — Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974) — Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977) — Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) — Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) — George Bush (1989-1993) — Conclusion: intelligence after the Cold War.

Antieau, Chester James. Our two centuries of law and life, 1775-1975 : the work of the Supreme Court and the impact of both Congress and presidents. Littleton, Colo. : Fred B. Rothman, 2001. vii, 192 p. ; 24 cm.

Bailey, Harry A.; Shafritz, Jay M. The American presidency : historical and contemporary perspectives. Chicago, Ill. : Dorsey Press, c1988. xi, 451 p. ; 23 cm.

Barber, James David. Politics by humans : research on American leadership. Durham : Duke University Press, 1988. xii, 517 p. ; 24 cm.

Benson, Douglas S. Presidents at war : a survey of United States warfare history in presidential sequence 1775-1980. Chicago, Ill. : The author, 1996. 712 p. ; 23 cm.?

Beschloss, Michael R., ed. The American Heritage illustrated history of the presidents. Rev. and updated ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2000. 528 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.

Bradley, Richard. American Political Mythology from Kennedy to Nixon. New York: Peter Lang, 2000. 267 pp.

Brinkley, Alan; Dyer, Davis, eds. The American presidency. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004. xv, 572 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Boller, Paul F. Presidential inaugurations. 1st ed. New York : Harcourt, c2001. xix, 298 p. ; 24 cm.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs; Jamieson, Kathleen Hall. Deeds done in words : presidential rhetoric and the genres of governance. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1990. ix, 275 p. ; 25 cm.

Caraley, Demetrios, ed. The President’s war powers : from the Federalists to Reagan. New York : Academy of Political Science, c1984. viii, 204 p. ; 23 cm.

Caroli, Betty Boyd. Inside the White House : America’s most famous home, the first 200 years. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday Book & Music Clubs, c1992. 224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.

Congressional Quarterly, inc. Powers of the presidency. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C. : Congressional Quarterly, c1997. viii, 294 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Cornog, Evan. The power and the story : how the crafted presidential narrative has determined political success from George Washington to George W. Bush. New York : Penguin Press, 2004.

Corwin, Edward Samuel, 1878-1963. The President : office and powers, 1787-1984 : history and analysis of practice and opinion. 5th rev. ed. by Randall W. Bland, Theodore T. Hindson, Jack W. Peltason. New York : New York University Press, 1984.

Crockett, David A. The opposition presidency : leadership and the constraints of history. 1st ed. College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2002. 286 p. ; 24 cm. Joseph V. Hughes, Jr., and Holly O. Hughes series in the presidency and leadership studies ; no. 11.

Cunningham, Noble E. Popular images of the presidency : from Washington to Lincoln. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c1991. xi, 312 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.

Dalin, David G.; Kolatch, Alfred J. The presidents of the United States & the Jews. Middle Village, NY : Jonathan David Publishers, c2000. xii, 308 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.

Dallek, Robert. Hail to the chief : the making and unmaking of American presidents. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c1996. xxi, 232 p. ; 25 cm.

Denson, John V., ed. Reassessing the presidency : the rise of the executive state and the decline of freedom. Auburn, Ala. : Mises Institute, c2001. xxxv, 791 p. ; 24 cm.

DeConde, Alexander. Presidential machismo : executive authority, military intervention, and foreign relations. Boston : Northeastern University Press, c2000. 391 p. ; 24 cm.

DeGregorio, William A. The complete book of U.S. Presidents. Ft. Lee, N.J. : Barricade, c2001. xi, 821 p. : ports. ; 23 cm.

Dunn, Charles W. The scarlet thread of scandal : morality and the American presidency. Lanham, Md : Rowman & Littlefield, c2000. xi, 209 p. ; 24 cm.

Ehlert, Willis J. Presidents of the United States : America’s heritage. 1st ed. Madison, WI : State House Pub., 2001. 208 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Ellis, Richard J., ed. Speaking to the people : the rhetorical presidency in historical perspective. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c1998. viii, 283 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Ellis, Richard J.; Wildavsky, Aaron B. Dilemmas of presidential leadership from Washington through Lincoln. New Brunswick, U.S.A. : Transaction Publishers, c1989. ix, 245 p. ; 24 cm.

Faber, Charles F.; Faber, Richard B. The American presidents ranked by performance. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2000. vii, 296 p. ; 26 cm.

Fausold, Martin L.; Shank, Alan, eds. The Constitution and the American presidency. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1991. xxvi, 323 p. ; 24 cm.

Ferrell, Robert H. Ill-advised : presidential health and public trust. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c1992. xii, 205 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Fields, Wayne. Union of words : a history of presidential eloquence. New York : Free Press, c1996. 406 p. ; 25 cm.

Fishman, Ethan M. The prudential presidency : an Aristotelian approach to presidential leadership. foreword by Erwin C. Hargrove. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001. xvi, 138 p. ; 24 cm.

Genovese, Michael A. The power of the American presidency : 1789-2000. New York : Oxford University Press, 2001. xiii, 273 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

George, Alexander L.; George, Juliette L. Presidential personality and performance. foreword by Fred I. Greenstein. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1998. xiii, 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Goldsmith, William M. The growth of Presidential power; a documented history. With an introductory essay by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. New York, Chelsea House Publishers, 1974. 3 v. (xxvi, 2342 p.) 25 cm.
v. 1. The formative years.–v. 2. Decline and resurgence.–v. 3. Triumph and reappraisal.

Gould, Lewis L. The Modern American Presidency. Lawrence: U. Pr. of Kansas, 2003. 320 pp.

Greenstein, Fred I. The presidential difference : leadership style from FDR to Clinton. New York : Martin Kessler Books, c2000. v, 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Greenstein, Fred I. The presidential difference : leadership style from FDR to George W. Bush. 2nd ed. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2004.

Harmel, Robert. Presidents and their parties : leadership or neglect? New York, NY : Praeger, 1984. ix, 274 p. ; 25 cm.

Henderson, Phillip G., ed. The presidency then and now. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2000. xx, 300 p. ; 24 cm.

Higginbotham, Don. George Washington: Uniting a Nation. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002. 175 pp.

James, Scott Curtis. Presidents, parties, and the state : a party system perspective on Democratic regulatory choice, 1884-1936. Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000. x, 307 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Some links for further information about this book include: Sample textPublisher description Table of contents.

Ketcham, Ralph Louis. Presidents above party : the first American presidency, 1789-1829. Chapel Hill : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Va., by the University of North Carolina Press, c1984. xiv, 269 p. ; 24 cm.

Knott, Stephen F. Secret and sanctioned : covert operations and the American presidency. New York : Oxford University Press, 1996. x, 258 p. ; 25 cm.

Kraus, Laurence G. Future presidents : the briefing book for coming changes in presidential nominating–and resulting changes in politics and the American presidency. Belvedere, Calif. : Rovi Publishers, c1984. 353 p. ; 24 cm.

Kunhardt, Philip B.; Kunhardt, Philip B.; Kunhardt, Peter W. The American president. foreword by Stephen Skowronek ; introduction by Richard E. Neustadt. New York : Riverhead Books, 1999. xvii, 481 p. : ill. (some col. ) ; 28 cm.

Landy, Marc Karnis; Milkis, Sidney M. Presidential greatness. Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2000. vii, 278 p. ; 24 cm.

Langston, Thomas S. With reverence and contempt : how Americans think about their president. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1995. xv, 180 p. ; 23 cm.

Lawson, Don. Famous presidential scandals. Hillside, N.J., U.S.A. : Enslow Publishers, c1990. 128 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Lerner, Max; Schmuhl, Robert. Wounded titans : American presidents and the perils of power. edited, and with an introduction by Robert Schmuhl. 1st ed. New York : Arcade Pub. ; [Boston, Mass.] : Distributed by Little, Brown and Co., c1996. xx, 437 p. ; 24 cm.

Lewis, David A. (David Allen). Can Reagan beat the zero curse? Harrison, Ark. : New Leaf Press, c1984. 183 p. ; 22 cm.

Loss, Richard. The modern theory of presidential power : Alexander Hamilton and the Corwin thesis. New York : Greenwood Press, 1990. xv, 172 p. ; 25 cm.

Magill, Frank Northen; Loos, John L.; Irons-Georges, Tracy. eds. The American presidents. editor, first edition, Frank N. Magill ; associate editor, first edition, John L. Loos ; editor, revised edition, Tracy Irons-Georges. Rev. ed. Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c2000. xxiii, 813, xxv p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.

Mansfield, Harvey Claflin. Taming the prince : the ambivalence of modern executive power. New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, c1989. xxiv, 358 p. ; 25 cm.

Martin, Lawrence. The presidents and the prime ministers : Washington and Ottawa face to face : the myth of bilateral bliss, 1867-1982. 1st. ed. Toronto, Ont. : Doubleday Canada ; Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1982. 300 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

McCullough, David. John Adams. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. 751 pp.

McDonald, Forrest. The American presidency : an intellectual history. Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c1994. viii, 516 p. ; 24 cm.

McPherson, James M.; Rubel, David, eds. “To the best of my ability” : the American presidents. general editor, James M. McPherson ; editor, David Rubel. 1st rev. ed. New York : Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2001. 480 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.

Mervin, David. The president of the United States. New York ; London : Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1993. xi, 260 p. ; 23 cm.

Michaelsen, William B. Creating the American presidency, 1775-1789. Lanham, MD : University Press of America, c1987. xviii, 189 p. ; 23 cm.

Milkis, Sidney M.; Nelson, Michael. The American presidency : origins and development, 1776-1990. Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c1990. xiii, 430 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Milkis, Sidney M.; Nelson, Michael. The American presidency : origins and development, 1776-1993. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c1994. xiii, 489 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

Milkis, Sidney M.; Nelson, Michael. The American presidency : origins and development, 1776-1998. 3rd ed. Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c1999. xii, 474 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Milkis, Sidney M.; Nelson, Michael. The American presidency : origins and development, 1776-2002. 4th ed. Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2003. xiii, 496 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Mitchell, Jack. Executive privilege : two centuries of White House scandals. New York : Hippocrene Books, c1992. 430 p. ; 24 cm.

Morrisey, Will. Self-government, the American theme : presidents of the founding and Civil War. Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2004. x, 279 p. ; 23 cm.
Table of contents

Nelson, Michael, ed. The Presidency : a history of the office of the President of the United States from 1789 to the present. New York, NY : Smithmark, 1996. 208 p. : ill. ; 34 cm.

Nichols, David K. The myth of the modern presidency. University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1994. viii, 181 p. ; 24 cm. Book review (H-Net)

Orman, John M. Presidential accountability : new and recurring problems. New York : Greenwood Press, 1990. x, 171 p. ; 22 cm. Contributions in political science, 0147-1066 ; no. 254

Perry, James M. (James Moorhead). Touched with fire : five presidents and the Civil War battles that made them. 1st ed. New York : PublicAffairs, c2003. xvi, 335 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

Pessen, Edward. The log cabin myth : the social backgrounds of the presidents. New Haven : Yale University Press, c1984. xii, 196 p. ; 22 cm.

Riccards, Michael P. The ferocious engine of democracy : a history of the American presidency. Lanham, Md. : Madison Books : Distributed by National Book Network, c1995. 2 v. ; 24 cm.
v. 1. From the origins through William McKinley — v. 2. Theodore Roosevelt through George Bush.

Riccards, Michael P. The ferocious engine of democracy : from Teddy Roosevelt through George W. Bush. foreword by James MacGregor Burns. 1st Cooper Square Press ed. New York, N.Y. : Cooper Square Press, 2003. xvii, 480 p. ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Lanham, Md. : Madison Books, c1995, with subtitle: A history of the American presidency. Updated with the addition of a new chapter and thirty-one textual emendations.

Riccards, Michael P. The presidency and the Middle Kingdom : China, the United States, and executive leadership. Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2000. xiii, 237 p. ; 24 cm.

Rockman, Bert A. The leadership question : the presidency and the American system. New York : Prager, 1984. xviii, 253 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
“Copublished with the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University.”

Rollins, Peter C.; O’Connor, John E., eds. Hollywood’s White House : the American presidency in film and history. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2003.

Rozell, Mark J.; Pederson, William D.; Williams, Frank J., eds. George Washington and the origins of the American presidency. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000. xv, 210 p. ; 24 cm.

Rozell, Mark J. and Wilcox, Clyde, ed. The Clinton Scandal and the Future of American Government. Washington: Georgetown U. Pr., 2000. 288 pp.

Schlesinger, Arthur Meier. The imperial presidency. Collector’s ed. Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, [1988], c1973. x, 505 p. ; 24 cm.

Schlesinger, Arthur Meier. The imperial Presidency. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1973. x, 505 p. 24 cm.
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier. The imperial presidency. with a new epilogue by the author. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [1989]. x, 588 p. ; 21 cm.

Schlesinger, Arthur Meier. War and the American presidency. 1st ed. New York : W. W. Norton, c2004.

Schultz, Jeffrey D. Presidential scandals. Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2000. xix, 480 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.

Shenkman, Richard. Presidential ambition : how the presidents gained power, kept power, and got things done. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c1999. xxix, 361 p. ; 24 cm.

Shenkman, Richard. Presidential ambition : gaining power at any cost. 1st ed. New York : HarperPerennial, 2000.

Skowronek, Stephen. The politics presidents make : leadership from John Adams to Bill Clinton. Cambridge, Mass. : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1997. xvii, 546 p. ; 24 cm.

Skowronek, Stephen. The politics presidents make : leadership from John Adams to George Bush. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press, 1993. viii, 526 p. ; 25 cm.

Stanwood, Edward; Charles Knowles, ed. A history of the Presidency. New ed., rev. by Charles Knowles Bolton. Clifton [N.J.] A. M. Kelley, 1975 [c1924]. 2 v. 23 cm.
v. 1. From 1788 to 1897.–v. 2. From 1897-1916, with additions and revisions to 1928. Reprint of the 1928 ed. published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston.

Stanwood, Edward; Bolton; Charles Knowles, ed. A history of the presidency. New edition revised by Charles Knowles Bolton. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin, 1928. 2 v. 21 cm.
v. l. From 1788 to 1897.–v. 2. From 1897-1916, with additions and revisions to 1928.

Stanwood, Edward. A history of the presidency. Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Company [1916]. 2 v. 21 cm. [v. 1] From 1788 to 1897.–[v. 2] From 1897-1916.
Vol. 1 was first published separately in 1898, and a continuation to 1909 was published in 1912.

Stein, Herbert. Presidential economics : the making of economic policy from Roosevelt to Reagan and beyond. New York : Simon and Schuster, c1984. 414 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Stoken, Dick A. The great game of politics : why we elect whom we elect. 1st ed. New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2004. 368 p. : map ; 22 cm.

Stuckey, Mary E. Defining Americans : the presidency and national identity. Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2004.
Contents: Introduction : presidential rhetoric and national identity — Land, citizenship, and national identity in Jackson’s America — Temperance, character, and race in the antebellum United States — The business of government during the Democratic interregnum of Grover Cleveland, 1885-1889 — Establishing a transcendent international order under Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1921 — Balancing the nation : brokering FDR’s economic union, 1932-1940 — Citizenship contained : domesticating God, family, and country during the Eisenhower years — Managing diversity in a fragmented polity : the post-Cold War world of George H.W. Bush — Conclusion : choosing our national identity.

Taranto, James.; Leo, Leonard, eds. Presidential leadership : rating the best and worst in the White House. New York : Wall Street Journal Books, c2004. vii, 291 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Tatalovich, Raymond; Engeman, Thomas S. The presidency and political science : two hundred years of constitutional debate. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. xiii, 268 p. ; 24 cm.

Tebbel, John William; Watts, Sarah Miles. The press and the presidency : from George Washington to Ronald Reagan. New York : Oxford University Press, 1985. viii, 583 p. ; 24 cm.

Thompson, Kenneth W., ed. Problems and policies of American presidents. Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c1995. White Burkett Miller Center. xxiii, 496 p. ; 24 cm.

Troy, Tevi. Intellectuals and the American Presidency: Philosphers, Jesters, or Technicians. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002. 255 pp.

Tugwell, Rexford G. (Rexford Guy); Cronin, Thomas E., eds. The Presidency reappraised. New York, Praeger [1974]. vi, 312 p. 21 cm.

Tulis, Jeffrey. The rhetorical presidency. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1987. x, 209 p. ; 25 cm.

United States. President. State of the Union : highlights of American history, momentous events and policies in the political, social, and military life of the Nation as revealed in the State-of-the-Union and war messages of the Presidents : George Washington to John F. Kennedy. selected and edited by Edward Boykin. New York : Funk & Wagnalls Co., c1963. x, 501 p. : ports. ; 22 cm.

Von Hoffman, Nicholas. Make-believe presidents : illusions of power from McKinley to Carter. 1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c1978. 260 p. ; 22 cm.

Walsh, Kenneth T. Air Force One : a history of the presidents and their planes. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2003. xvi, 261 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.

Walsh, Kenneth T. Feeding the beast : the White House versus the press. [Philadelphia] : Xlibris Corp., c2002. 407 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

Walsh, Kenneth T. Feeding the beast : the White House versus the press. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c1996. x, 340 p. ; 25 cm.

Walton, Richard J. Congress and American foreign policy; a background book on the presidential-congressional struggle. New York, Parent’s Magazine Press [1972]. 234 p. 22 cm.

Watson, Robert P., ed. Contemporary presidential studies : a reader. New York : Nova History Publications, c2002. xvi, 289 p. ; 27 cm.
Table of Contents

Watson, Robert P., ed. Life in the White House : a social history of the first family and the president’s house. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2004. xiii, 331 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Whitcomb, John; Whitcomb, Claire. Real life at the White House : two hundred years of daily life at America’s most famous residence. New York : Routledge, 2000. xxi, 511 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. Woodward, C. Vann (Comer Vann). Responses of the Presidents to charges of misconduct. edited, with an added introd. by C. Vann Woodward. New York : Dell Pub. Co., 1974. United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. xxvii, 401 p. ; 18 cm.
A study undertaken for the Impeachment Inquiry Staff of the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Urofsky, Melvin I., ed. The American presidents. New York : Garland Pub., 2000. xiii, 530 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Valenty, Linda O. and Feldman, Ofer, ed. Political Leadership for the New Century: Personality and Behavior among American Leaders. New York: Praeger, 2002. 271 pp.

World Book, Inc. World book of America’s presidents. Chicago : World Book, c1999. 2 v. ; 29 cm.
1. The president’s world 2. Portraits of the presidents.

Fisher, Louis. Presidential War Power.

Preparing to Be President: The Memos of Richard E Neustadt by Richard E. Neustadt, Charles O. Jones (Editor)

The Politics Presidents Make: Leadership from John Adams to Bill Clinton by Stephen Skowronek.

Presidential Character: Predicting Performance In The White House (4th Edition) by James David Barber. (Author)

Kernell, Samuel. Going Public: New Strategies of Presidential Leadership.

Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Meier), Jr. War and the American presidency. 1st ed. New York : W. W. Norton, 2004. p. cm.


Echoes from the White House [electronic resource]. Published/Created: New York : Thirteen, WNET. WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.) WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.). Began in 2001?
Using the actual words of presidents, first ladies, servants, and other eye-witnesses, this Web site highlights two centuries of events that have defined this historic building. Title from home page (viewed on Nov. 21, 2003). “Aproduction of Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Kunhardt Productions and WETA Washington, D.C.” Mode of access: World Wide Web

“I do solemnly swear–“, presidential inaugurations [computer file] : from several divisions of the Library of Congress and other institutions. [Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress, 2000-. Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program.
A collection of items or digital files from each of the 62 inaugurations from George Washington’s in 1789 to William Jefferson Clinton’s in 1997, and will include items from the 63rd inauguration of 2001. This presentation includes diaries and letters of presidents and of those who witnessed inaugurations, handwritten drafts of inaugural addresses, broadsides, inaugural tickets and programs, prints, photographs, and sheet music. An important component is the collaboration with the Avalon Project at the Yale Law School, which permits the site to offer Yale’s online presentations of the inaugural addresses from Presidents Washington to Bush with associated searchable text transcriptions. Title from home page as viewed on Nov. 8, 2000. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic File Info

Kunhardt, Philip B. The American president [electronic resource]. New York : Thirteen/WNET ; [Alexandria, Va.?] : PBS Related Names: WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Discusses the television series The American president, which provides biographical information on every American president to date. Notes: Title from home page (viewed on July 30, 2003). “A companion volume to the series, also called The American president has been published by Riverhead Books”–About the series p. Mode of access: World Wide Web.

National Geographic’s inside the White House [electronic resource]. [Washington, D.C.] : National Geographic Society Related Names: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Companion Web site to the National Geographic Society program about the White House that first aired on Public Television in 1996. Includes information and interactive activities for teachers and students in grades K-12, maps and photographs, and links to related electronic and print resources. Title from home page (viewed on August 25, 2003). Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic File Info


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